Galerie Messine

Introduction

Founded by Blaise Parinaud and Bertrand Dumon in 2008, Messine Gallery is now run by two Modern & Contemporary Art specialists (Blaise Parinaud and Nicolas Plescoff). The gallery is located in a historical space in the 8th district, in Paris.


Our commitment is global: to present artworks by modern and contemporary masters and help our clients through art collecting and managing their collections. We define a tailored strategy with our clients and advise them on the sale and purchase of artworks, tax issues, insurance and conservation.


About

Messine organises temporary exhibitions in the gallery and in other locations. We also offer to private collectors and institutions the sale of monumental sculptures, where we can handle all the stages from the choice of the work to its installation in situ.

The gallery is a member of the French Art Dealers Association.

Portraits

Blaise Parinaud was brought up from a very young age in the study and love of the arts alongside his father the writer and art critic André Parinaud. Immersed in a world where visits to artist?s studios and international museums follow one another, nourished by his family's archives (the reviews Arts and Galerie des Arts) and his father?s numerous artist?s interviews, Blaise Parinaud set out early to become an art dealer.
His career started in the late 90?s in New York at Hammer Galleries, specialised in XIXth and XXth centuries masters.
In 2001, he chose to work as a private dealer in Paris, focusing on modern and contemporary art. He has handled and placed in private collections artworks by Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy Fernand Léger, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir and Maria Helena Viera da Silva.



Nicolas Plescoff opened his first gallery in Paris, rue de Miromesnil, in 1998. Passionate about sculpture, he dedicates himself to this field, handling pieces from the XIXth and XXth centuries, as well as contemporary productions. His thorough eclecticism allows him to show a rich range of artworks, from figurative to abstract. For him, sensibility for art can escape style division and conformism.
Nicolas Plescoff has exhibited important sculptors such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Auguste Rodin, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Camille Claudel, Otto Gutfreund, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Laurens, Apel.les Fenosa, Henry Moore, César, Etienne-Martin, Vladmir Skoda

Since 2000, Nicolas Plescoff is dedicated to promoting the works of the Catalan artist Apel.les Fenosa, a friend of Pablo Picasso. Working closely with Nicole Fenosa, then in collaboration with the Fenosa Foundation.